from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See dendrite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A slender projection of a nerve cell which conducts nerve impulses from a synapse to the body of the cell; a dendrite.
- n. A section of a dendrimer that includes the central atom or group.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as dendrite, 3.
Greek, tree; see deru- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined from dendrite by E. A. SCHÄFER in 1893, by analogy with neuron (Wiktionary)